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Meaning of hardihood

har•di•hood

Pronunciation: (här'dē-hood"), [key]
— n.
  1. boldness or daring; courage.
  2. audacity or impudence.
  3. strength; power; vigor: the hardihood of youth.
  4. hardy spirit or character; determination to survive; fortitude: the hardihood of early settlers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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